ROTONDARO Carmine Kering
| Real Estate Director
Carmine Rotondaro is the Worldwide Tax, Real Estate and Indirect Purchase Director of the PPR Group, for which he has been serving for the last eleven years. In such a capacity, he manages tax and coordinates the real estate and indirect purchases needs and projects of all the PPR brands and divisions.
He steadily cooperated since 1998 and until 2009 with the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation Amsterdam, for which he grounded and managed for ten years the magazine Derivatives and Financial Instruments and was for many years the managing editor of the loose leaf and on line publication Tax Treatment of Transfer Pricing. He is author of several articles and keynote speaker at various congresses and conferences including the Financial Times 2006 Commercial Property Conference held in London, the 2007 edition of the Asia Luxury Property Conference held in Hong Kong, the 2007 edition of the World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul, the 2008 and 2010 editions of Leaders in Luxury Middle East held in Dubai, the 2008 and 2010 editions of the China Luxury Summit held in Shanghai, the 2009 edition of the Global Opportunities Conference held in London, the 2009 edition of Luxury Interactive held in London. He served as a Member of the Grand Jury of the 2008 edition of the Mapic Retail Awards, as a Member of the Jury of the 2008 CEE Retail Awards and as a Member of the Jury of the 2009 edition of the Global Retail & Leisure International Awards.
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, McQ, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Qeelin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2012 and had 33,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).
ILLY Andrea Illycafè SpA
| Chairman & CEO
Andrea Illy is Chairman and CEO of illycaffè S.p.A. Founded 80 years ago upon its invention of the modern espresso method, the company's uncompromising passion and vision is to create the highest quality coffee: an authentic Italian experience in every cup. Andrea spearheaded illy's global expansion, bringing the illy experience to cafes, restaurants, hotels and retailers to more than 140 countries, where six million cups of illy coffee are now served every day. His academic background in chemistry led to his co-authorship of "Espresso Coffee: the Chemistry of Quality", considered a leading text in its field, and to his appointment as president of the Association for Science and Information on Coffee (ASIC). Andrea is a leader in sustainable coffee production. The quality- and direct-trade centric supply model that illycaffè pioneered 25 years ago became the basis for a certification standard from Det Norske Veritas, the global industrial certification authority. He was appointed a committee chairman of the UN's International Coffee Organization. Andrea serves as president Altagamma, the Italian luxury brands association, and as top Advisor the Bank of Italy.
About Illycafè SpA:
Based in Trieste, Italy, illycaffè produces and markets a unique blend of espresso coffee under a single brand leader in quality. Over 6 million cups of illy espresso coffee are enjoyed every day. illy is sold in over 140 countries around the world and is available in more than 100,000 of the best restaurants and coffee bars. espressamente illy, the chain of franchised Italian-style coffee bars is now present in more than 30 countries and comprises 230 outlets. With the aim of spreading the coffee culture, illy has founded the Università del Caffè, the centre of excellence offering theoretical and practical training on every aspect of coffee for coffee growers, coffee shops staff and enthusiasts. illy buys green coffee directly from the growers of the highest quality Arabica through partnerships based on the mutual creation of value. The Trieste-based company fosters long-term collaborations with the world's best coffee growers - in Brazil, Central America, India, Africa and China - providing know-how and technology and offering above-market prices.
D'ANALEZE Paul Value Retail
Paul D'Analeze has over 18 years experience in retail real estate.
Paul grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and studied Land Economics at the University of Paisley. After leaving University in 1995 he began working in the retail agency team of Cushman & Wakefield's Glasgow office. Apart from concentrating on High Street agency business Paul was also involved in the development advisory and leasing of several major retail schemes including Overgate, Dundee and Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow.
In 1999 Paul moved to Cushman & Wakefield's Milan office to manage the Retail Agency team there. During this time Paul's major clients included Redevco, Inditex Group and Value Retail. In 2001 Paul won the Cushman & Wakefield EMEA client care award.
Paul then joined Value Retail in 2002 to lead the opening and leasing of Fidenza Village, MIlan and subsequently assisted with the leasing of Wertheim Village, Frankfurt and Ingolstadt Village, Munich.
In 2005 Paul joined Savills in Milan to build its retail investment and agency business. Paul's clients at Savills included Grosvenor, Percassi Group, British Land, AWG, and Mango.
About Value Retail :
Paul set up PDA Property Consultants in August 2011.
PDA specialises in Investment advisory, Development consultancy and Leasing agency in Europe, U.S. And China.
In particular Paul provides advice to Value Retail plc on it's 9 existing Villages in Europe and 2 Villages currently under construction in China.
STRACHAN John Cushman & Wakefield
| Global Head of Retail
John is an equity partner and head of Global Retail Services at Cushman & Wakefield. A former President of the British Council of Shopping Centres, he has specialized in the retail sector for the last 35 years and has worked on more than 50 new shopping centres and retail parks throughout the UK. He has also advised on several shopping centres elsewhere in the World including Italy, Spain, France, Russia, India and China.
He headed the team which advised on the development of the Bull Ring in Birmingham, and Xanadu in Madrid and is currently engaged in work on major projects throughout the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
He has travelled extensively throughout North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Europe to visit and study Shopping Centre developments.
He has also advised a number of European and US retailers on aspects of their national and international expansion and rationalization programmes.
About Cushman & Wakefield:
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917, it has 253 offices in 60 countries and nearly 15,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $3.7 billion in assets under management globally.